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Ready for the roaring 20s? It’s time to re-learn how to have fun, says happiness professor

By Miranda Bryant

05 Sep 2021 · 4 min read

A conscious decision to bring more joy into our lives can boost both mind and body

After a year-and-a-half of loss, sickness and stress caused by the pandemic, burnout is high and morale is low. But in some positive news, according to Laurie Santos, Yale’s “happiness professor”, the way to feel better need not depend on restrictive diets, gruelling fitness regimes or testing mental challenges, but in something far more attractive: fun.

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